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January 22-26, 2017

NYUAD Campus, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi 2017 Winter Institute in Statistical Genetics (2017 Abu Dhabi WISG) bring a world-class training initiative in statistical genetics to the Middle East.

This conference brings together a select group of statistical geneticists — all leaders in the development of methodology in the field, and with several years of experience in teaching these topics and providing hands-on experience to the trainees.

Please note registration is now closed.

Organized by

Youssef Idaghdour NYUAD
Greg Gibson Georgia Tech
Bruce Weir University of Washington

Sponsored by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


The WISG Program

The WISG consists of a series of two-and-a-half day workshops designed to introduce students and researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and to the challenges posed by modern genetic data. Statistical and genetic prerequisites are minimal, and the modular nature of the WISG enables participants to design a program best suited to their backgrounds and interests. Participants are encouraged to take two modules, one in each half of the week.


The six modules offered are:

  • Introduction to R
  • Population Genetic Data Analysis
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Metagenomics
  • Association Mapping: GWAS and Sequencing Data
  • Pathway & Network Analysis for Omics Data

View the modules and instructors